McCartney ADR Inc.

Effective dispute resolution

Disputes eat up time, challenge relationships, and can be very expensive.  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to avoid costly litigation and to achieve solutions - quickly, affordably and amicably.  Mediation, facilitated discussion, and neutral evaluation may all be used to comply with parties’ obligations to “consider and engage in a dispute resolution process” referenced in the Alberta Rules of Court.

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Mediation

Mediation, facilitated discussion, and neutral third party evaluation may all be used to comply with parties’ obligations to “consider and engage in a dispute resolution process” referenced in the Alberta Rules of Court.

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Arbitration

Arbitration (Private Court) offers privacy of proceedings and result, choice of decision-maker, quick access for interim matters, and finality. Streamlined procedure, extended sitting hours and maximizing the use of technology can reduce time and costs.

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Recent Posts

How Laughter Makes You a Better Worker!

Here is a fascinating article about the benefits of laughter. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180404-how-laughter-makes-you-a-better-worker Neuroscientist Robert Provine points out that ‘laughter evolved because of its effect on others, not to improve our mood or health.’ Group laughter suggests the members’ guard is down. ‘When our brains are relaxed, we can more easily achieve free idea association, which can […]

Dealing with value gaps in financial expert opinion evidence

How do experts come to such different conclusions? I was a panelist with Suzanne Loomer (KPMG Toronto) and Bob Belliveau (McInnes Cooper Halifax) where we spoke of the key elements that underpin an expert’s opinion on business valuation or damages: facts of the case assumptions made by the expert the expert’s application of an appropriate […]

New Book with Guidance for the Construction Industry

Authors George Jergeas , PhD, and Lames Lozon, PhD, have just published this book with excellent advise for leaders in the construction industry. It provides “guidance on how to apply Benevolent Dictatorship in conjunction with proven best practices and methodologies for effective project delivery and execution.” Of course, best practices include actions taken to avoid […]